President Donald Trump has become the most followed active world leader on Twitter, according to social media trackers.
President Trump has more than 40 million followers on his @realDonaldTrump account, and has used this platform to rail on everything from the media to ongoing crises in the U.S. and around the globe.
Trump's early morning tweet-storms typically send media into a tizzy, no matter the subject matter.
According to Twitplomacy, Pope Francis, @Pontifex, is second, with his accounts spanning several languages.
According to friendorfollow.com, President Trump still has a long way to go before ruling Twitter. Here are the top 5 most followed people and the number of followers they have:
- Katy Perry, @katyperry, 104,755,500 followers
- Justin Bieber, @justinbieber, 102,019,290 followers
- Barack Obama, @BarackObama, 95,553,943 followers
- Taylor Swift, @taylorswift13, 85,611,461 followers
- Rihanna, @rihanna, 79,419,367 followers
— Adam Colver